Alexander Haig

Alexander Haig

Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. (December 2, 1924 – February 20, 2010) was a United States Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He also served as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, the second-highest ranking officer in the Army, and as Supreme Allied Commander Europe commanding all US and NATO forces in Europe.

A veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War, Haig was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, and the Purple Heart.

Read more about Alexander HaigEarly Life and Education, Security Adviser (1969–1972), White House Chief of Staff (1973–74), NATO Supreme Commander (1974–79), Civilian Positions, Secretary of State (1981–1982), 1988 Republican Presidential Nomination, Later Life, Health, and Death, Family, Military Awards